Vince Mannings has a Ph.D. in an arcane discipline, and he’s lucky enough to be married to Helene; they make their home in California.

The maternal Irish side of Vince’s family tree includes the literary critic Mary Maguire Colum (1887 – 1957); her life and works are described by Prof. Denise A. Ayo, of the University of Notre Dame. While Mary resided primarily in New York City, her work took her to many other places, including London and the Paris of the early 1930s. Her enthusiasm and diligence – she was working on the day she passed away – remain inspiring.

Archive image of Mary Maguire Colum (c. 1915)